The third event of the Colin Rolls Trophy 4 event sequence is the Betterball. This involves individual teams of 2 members playing for the honour of the four main teams: The Andy Caps, the Babes and the Boys, Fridays Men and the Mulligans. Betterball involves the individual team members playing their own ball and recording the “best” Stableford score for each hole. Add the lot up for 18 holes gives that individual team’s score. The 2 best scores form the score for the team. 20 individual teams took part with tee-times 10:00am to 13:20.
Sunday 26th May was sunny, coolish for late May and with a brisk Force 4 SW breeze (helping on hole 3) freshening later to F5 or F6.
Despite the wind scoring was brisk with the top score of 44 Stableford being posted by the Andy Cap’s Alex Jeanes and Elly Davis. The Fridays Men produced a 42 down to Brian Taylor and Georges Gourmelon and there were also two scores of 40 (Piet Hillebrand and Joe Periera for the B & B’s plus Dave Collins and Rod Allen for Fridays Men). The fair Mulligans had no less than 3 scores of 39 (Nely Borst / Ineke Aalbers, Hanna Jones / Helma Nollen and Margaret Baston / Jan van Haarlem). Good scoring!
Two teams were joint winners with 82 points: The Andy Caps and Fridays Men. Joint third was the lot of The Babes and the Boys and The Mulligans with 78 points.
The overall placings are getting interesting: The initial runaway lead of the Babes and Boys has been whittled down to 4 points. The B&B’s still lead on 236 but Fridays Men are snapping at their heels on 232. Three points behind that score are the Andy Caps on 229. The delightful Mulligans are a full 10 points behind the leaders and need a miracle to claw back this margin with only one event remaining. Not so for Fridays Men and the Andy caps are also in the race.
It looks to be an exciting prospect for the Foursomes to be held on 9th June with a shotgun start at 13:00, assemble in Escape from 12:00. Flights to be announced approx. 12:30. After the round prizes for the best score in each event and for the winning team(s) will be awarded. And of course the final overall winning team will get the magnificent trophy – the wonderful Waterford bowl to conclude the CRT 2019.
The betterball event had a lot of social clout judging by the Escape crowd at the end of the betterball, for the usual refreshments.
Further details are available from the team captains: Andy caps (Alex Jeanes), The Babes and the Boys (Clare Bingham), Fridays Men (Reno Harboe-Sorensen) and The Mulligans (Marja Allen). If you are inspired enough by this riveting report you may wish to join the CRT or even start your own team. If so please contact the organizer and sponsor Alex Jeanes (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks are due to the organizer and sponsor, Alex Jeanes of Aurora, the team captains, the loyal players and of course the founder, Colin Rolls.
Write in your diary / journal / schedule: CRT 2019 final Foursome Competition; 09th June 2019, Escape from 12:00 for a shotgun start 13:00.Rod Allen